Dog Training: Housebreaking in 3 Simple Steps – Thriving Canine


a everybody this is Chad Culp, certified
dog trainer and owner of Thriving Canine and I’m here
today to talk about housebreaking Now, anybody that has a puppy, the first thing they need to worry about is housebreaking, so we’re not having the dog going to the bathroom all over the house. Nobody wants that. So we could go on, I could probably do an hour about it but we’re going to bust this down to a short video for you guys. We’re going to cover three really important fundamental house breaking tips. Management, managing the puppy inside. Potty breaks, getting them to their potty spot on a regular basis. And number three cleaning it up properly so that it doesn’t smell. So let’s go with management. Management means that they’re not going to have free run of the house. You’re going to close the doors, You’re going to put up baby gates. You’re going to get an exercise pen. You’re going to get a crate and you’re going to keep them on leash. And accidents should not be happening without you seeing it. If you’re finding surprises, you are not following the management plan. Simple as that. Next, we’ve got to get them to where we want them to where we want them to go, be it on potty pads if you live in an apartment or something like that. For most people it’s going to be outside into the yard. You’re going to get them out there, every 1 to 2 hours. When they’re young, their system, the food and water goes through there quickly. They need to get out a lot. And every time you get them out there you’re going to reward them heavily. You’re going to praise them, “Good boy. Good girl. Good potty, right? Wooo. Yaaayyy.” Make sure it’s after they’ve gone, don’t interrupt them while they’re in the middle of going And you can give them treats, too. Let them think, hey, my urine and feces are worth money out there Indoors, they have no value. All right? So, that’s the key. Then also you’re going to look for certain triggers or certain times when they’re probably gonna need
to go. If they just woke up from a nap, get ’em out. If they just got done playing, get ’em out. If they just got done eating, they may need to go out. And also, watch for things like they tend to circle and sniffing and different dogs will give different cues. But, usually when they’re sniffing and going in circles they’re looking for a spot to go to the
bathroom so get them outside. Those are your keys there. Number three, big one and I actually see a lot of people miss this is to clean up the mess. Not that most
people don’t clean up the mess but they don’t use the right type of cleaners. They’re just using regular old household cleaners that smells good to us, smells clean to us but the dogs can
still smell it. If it smells like a bathroom, it must be a
bathroom to them, but get an that is – and let it soak on there long enough to break that down and get rid of that smell, so that the puppy can’t smell it. That’s it. You’ve got your management. Get them out there, reward them for going in the right spot. clean up those messes. That’s it. That’s how you housebreak them. I’m Chad Culp from Thriving Canine, thank you for watching. I’m out of here. and jack off for driving can I thank you
for watching I yeah

22 thoughts on “Dog Training: Housebreaking in 3 Simple Steps – Thriving Canine

  1. i check out Pat miller Dog training ..for You Tube Dog Training etc….positive and works.
    Whole Dog Journal is another place to find great positive trainers .

  2. I bought a very cute chihauhau and I got him when he was 4 months and right after I got him, I began to train him to be housebroken and I go out with him many times a day! but accidents happen almost every day. I wonder if I continue to go out with him, will he be housebroken even when he pees sometimes at home or he must stop peeing at home so that he can be housebroken?

  3. I don't have a dog, but now that I know how to housebreak a puppy, I'll go out and buy one just to try this out.
    Thanks for this valuable information.

  4. I am having a problem with the management part. We live in an apartment and the boundaries I set were marked with a painting and a basket, and the puppy learned how to knock them down and pass through …. So I have been finding surprises …. Can someone explain the purpose of crate training?

  5. My 5 month old dog pees inside when left alone or at night. He only pees in the entre and not in any other room in the house. He goes out after sleeping, eating and playing. What do I do?

  6. My 3 month old Doberman no matter what we do she won't go potty outside. I'll take her outside but she's pulls on the leash and I'll take her for long walks and she doesn't go and right when she comes inside, she go's inside. What do I do???

  7. THANK GOD Im not the only one with the problem with taking the dog outside but not doing anything. As soon as we get in, he lets it go. Getting old

  8. Many puppies will be too excited when out for walks to go potty. Try just hanging out in a small area until they go potty. Do not pay any attention to them until after they potty, as the distraction of your attention may keep them for going. When you come back inside, keep an eye on her and if she starts to go, interrupt her and get her outside right away. You may need to keep the leash on in the house for a little while after the walk so you can easily get her outside. 

  9. i've been taking my german shepherd out since he was 3 months old. He's 8 months old now and he still pees and poops in the garage(he sleeps there). Help

  10. I took my puppy from a dog foster home about a year ago. I love him to bits; he has a great personality, and I feel that he loves our family so much. BUT, whenever I leave him at home he pees in the house: on the carpet, on the bed, on flowers..
    My husband and I were thinking about taking him to 'doggy school', but then again, it’s extremely expensive, and the nearest 'doggy school' is far away from us. Maybe you have some advice? THANK YOU!!!!

  11. I have a boxer. he is a puppy and he loves to get under the bed. I'm pregnant so I really can't get all the way on the floor to get him out from under there. Any suggestions on how to stop this

  12. I try to take my puppy daisy outside every hour when my alarm goes off but when I take her out she most likely does not want to go outside and I give her treats every time she goes outside but she doesn’t very often even when I take her outside but she is getting better at going out side and on a puppy pad

  13. hi everyone ,if anyone else needs to find out about training puppy try Nevolly Top Dog Nerd ( search on google ) ? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my partner got amazing results with it.

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